Testimonials

THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!! The trip was outstanding; all the arrangements were perfect – from the time we were met at the airport in Quito – to the time we were returned to the airport in Guayaquil.
Hannah, we are back from our fabulous vacation, and I am so very thankful to you for setting it all up. Please provide me with your supervisor's name and email address so I can give you proper credit! Dilger couple, Custom Galapagos Land Based, March 2012
The luxury Cruises like lapinta, Isabela, and santa cruz cruise are ultimate luxurious ships. these cruises will make your journey a pleasant one.
Alan and I had a truly wonderful experience in Ecuador. Santiago and the rest of staff were excellent hosts, as was the La Pinta and its staff. We had an amazing trip.





Fundación Scalecia Galapagos

Think Globally, Educate Locally.


The children of the world are the hope for its future. We believe in education as one of the principal tools to ensure sustainability in the long term. The Scalesia Foundation is the only non-governmental institution that is investing 100% of its efforts in EDUCATION on the Islands.


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The Queen of the Fleet Cruising the Galapagos

 

The Reina Silva, otherwise known as the “Queen” of yachts in the Galapagos, has recently been remodeled and is now better than ever.  The vessel, a favorite for years, is well known for having fantastic service, being environmentally conscious, and being dedicated to providing an incomparable Galapagos cruise with excellent knowledgeable guides.

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History of Travel in the Galapagos Islands

Six hundred miles to the west of Ecuador, (a small country in the northwest portion of South America,) lie the breathtaking and amazing volcanic Galapagos Islands.  Accidentally discovered in 1535 by Fray Tomas de Berlanga, these “Isolas de Galapagos” (Islands of the Tortoises) would become a hideaway for pirates and a place to stop for fresh food on long passages.  Later named the Enchanted Islands (due to their reputation for disappearing into the fog during some seasons,) the Galapagos would increase in popularity during the 1800’s, and even get its own impromptu post office.  Colonists from Ecuador would come to start small farms there during the beginning of that century.  In 1835, Charles Darwin, would visit the Galapagos, which would seed the notions that would become the theory of Evolution, and inspire his works on Natural Selection and biological adaptation.
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